SU­RAJ SHARMA, 29

Ac­tor (Life of Pi and Phillauri)

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Fear of the un­known keeps us in for­mu­las but progress and growth is only found in the un­known. In my case, I merely found my­self act­ing in a for­eign land be­fore I worked in In­dia. It was not a con­scious de­ci­sion that I had the lux­ury to make. As an ac­tor, I have to try and learn from all the worlds and schools of this art form. Some things can only be learnt in In­dian cin­ema just as some only in Hollywood. It would be a great per­sonal suc­cess for me if I could ac­cess both.

Free­dom to me is The abil­ity to think, speak and act freely with­out tak­ing away the abil­ity of an­other in­di­vid­ual to do the same.

Three things that come to my mind when we talk about the 70th year of In­de­pen­dence is the im­por­tance of the in­ge­nu­ity of youth, the syn­the­sis of tra­di­tion and moder­nity and be­ing open-minded and self-crit­i­cal in or­der to com­mu­ni­cate ef­fec­tively.

In a world of com­plete free­dom. I do be­lieve one would start out by es­tab­lish­ing some ba­sic rules.

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